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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman Embrace™ LV Copolyester


Chemical Synonym
  • Copolyester
Applications
  • Decorative laminates-cabinetry
  • Decorative laminates-wood
  • Home, garden & automotive packaging
  • Labels non food contact
  • Multi-layer film non food contact
  • Shrink film food contact
  • Shrink film non food contact
Key Attributes
  • Customizable shrink curve
  • Eye-catching 360° graphic capability
  • Greater than 75% ultimate shrinkage
  • Low shrink force
  • Optimal machine direction growth
  • Shrinks to fit contour bottles
  • Sparkling clarity and high gloss
  • Super-high print definition

Product Description
The world's leading shrink film just got better with the introduction of Eastman Embrace™ LV to the Eastman Embrace™ family of resins. LV stands for LOW shrink force and VERSATILE shrink curve. Living up to its name, it demonstrates its versatility with its ability to be produced with 40 to 50% reduction in shrink force, compared with other polyester shrink films and with a shrink curve that is similar to both PVC and OPS while still maintaining ultimate shrinkage greater than 75%. This versatility is achieved by making changes to the extruders manufacturing process. Eastman Embrace™ LV emulates all visually satisfying attributes expected from the current Eastman Embrace™ such as high gloss and clarity.

This product has been GREENGUARD INDOOR AIR QUALITY CERTIFIED®.
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This product has been CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIEDTM Bronze, with Material Health Certificate, Platinum.
The CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED mark is a registered certification mark used under license through the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a nonprofit organization that administers the publicly available Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Product Standard which provides designers and manufacturers with criteria and requirements for continually improving product materials and manufacturing processes. The Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Product Standard guides designers and manufacturers through a continual improvement process that looks at a product through five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. A product receives an achievement level in each category—Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum—with the lowest achievement level representing the product’s overall mark.

The Material Health Certificate provides manufacturers with a trusted way to communicate their efforts to identify and replace chemicals of concern in their products. For more information about Cradle to Cradle certification and to obtain printable certificates for Eastman copolyesters, visit www.c2ccertified.org. Search for Eastman Chemical Company in Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Registry.



Typical Properties

PropertyaTest MethodbTypical Value, Unitsc
Film Properties (Extruded/Cast Film)
Inherent ViscosityEMN-A-AC-G-V-10.70
Thickness of Film Tested 250 Microns (10 mils)
DensityD 15051.30 g/cm3
HazeD 10031.4 %
Gloss 
     @ 60°D 2457161
TransparencyD 174699 %
Regular TransmittanceD 100389 %
Total TransmittanceD 100392 %
Water Vapor Transmission RatedF 12496.7 g/m2·24h (0.43 g/100in.2·24h)
Gas Permeability, O2 
     @ 30°C (86°F), 68% RHD 39857.4 cm3·mm/m2·24h·atm (18.9 cm3·mil/100in.2·24h·atm)
Elmendorf Tear Resistance 
     M.D.D 19226.9 N (704 gf)
     T.D.D 19228.5 N (864 gf)
PPT Tear Resistance 
     M.D.D 258247 N (11 lbf)
     T.D.D 258262 N (14 lbf)
Tear Propagation Resistance, Split Tear Method 
     @ 254 mm/min (10 in./min) M.D.D 193834 N/mm (192 lbf/in.)
     @ 254 mm/min (10 in./min) T.D.D 193837 N/mm (210 lbf/in.)
Tensile Strength @ Break 
     M.D.D 88251 MPa (7400 psi)
     T.D.D 88250 MPa (7300 psi)
Elongation @ Break 
     M.D.D 8824 %
     T.D.D 8824 %
Tensile Modulus 
     M.D.D 8821900 MPa (2.8 x 105 psi)
     T.D.D 8821900 MPa (2.8 x 105 psi)
Vicat Softening TemperatureD 152569 °C (156 °F)
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)D 152569 °C (159 °F)
Film Properties (Stretched Film)
Inherent ViscosityEMN-A-AC-G-V-10.70
Thickness of Film Tested 50 Microns (2 mils)
DensityD 15051.30 g/cm3
Ultimate Shrinkagee 
     @ 90°C 78 %
HazeD 10033.8 %
Gloss 
     @ 60°D 2457110
TransparencyD 174698 %
Regular TransmittanceD 100387 %
Total TransmittanceD 100392 %
Color 
     a*D 22440.02
     b*D 22440.38
     L*D 224495.8
Water Vapor Transmission RatedF 124925 g/m2·24h (1.6 g/100in.2·24h)
Gas Permeability, O2 
     @ 30°C (86°F), 68% RHD 39853.9 cm3·mm/m2·24h·atm (9.9 cm3·mil/100in.2·24h·atm)
Elmendorf Tear Resistance 
     M.D.D 19222.4 N (242 gf)
Tear Propagation Resistance, Split Tear Method 
     @ 254 mm/min (10 in./min) M.D.D 193828 N/mm (160 lbf/in.)
     @ 254 mm/min (10 in./min) T.D.D 19383 N/mm (16 lbf/in.)
Tensile Strength @ Yield 
     M.D.D 88243 MPa (6200 psi)
     T.D.D 882105 MPa (15200 psi)
Elongation @ Yield 
     M.D.D 8823 %
     T.D.D 8824 %
Tensile Strength @ Break 
     M.D.D 88249 MPa (7100 psi)
     T.D.D 882258 MPa (37400 psi)
Elongation @ Break 
     M.D.D 882480 %
     T.D.D 88242 %
Tensile Modulus 
     M.D.D 8822000 MPa (2.9 x 105 psi)
     T.D.D 8825300 MPa (7.7 x 105 psi)
Vicat Softening TemperatureD 152569 °C (156 °F)
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)D 152569 °C (159 °F)
Surface Tension, Harmonic Mean 
     Dispersive 44 dynes/cm
     Polar 3 dynes/cm
     Total 48 dynes/cm

aUnless noted otherwise, all tests are run at 23°C (73°F) and 50% relative humidity.
bUnless noted otherwise, the test method is ASTM.
cUnits are in SI or US customary units.
dTest conducted at 38°C (100°F) and 100% relative humidity.
eFor films with a stretch ratio of 5x and normal conditions for EMBRACE.



Comments
Properties reported here are based on limited testing. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.


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